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  • Ebola scare forces Senegal to close borders

    Date: 2014-03-30 08:24:49 GMT - Senegal - World - SN:17 - ID:638402

    DAKAR, March 30 (MENA) - Guinea records more cases and deaths, as Senegal shuts crossings amid reports of cases in other neighboring states, Aljazeera reported. Health officials are racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea, with one ....

  • Seoul, London to hold financial cooperation forum

    Date: 2014-03-30 07:20:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:638363

    SEOUL, March 30 (MENA) - The governments of South Korea and the United Kingdom will hold a financial cooperation forum next month to discuss ways to enhance bilateral exchanges in the sector, Yonhap news agency reportd quoting the financial ....

  • Slovaks go to polls to choose country’s new president

    Date: 2014-03-30 06:54:36 GMT - Slovakia - World - SN:9 - ID:638326

    BRATISLAVA, March 30 (MENA) - Voters are going to the polls in Slovakia on Saturday to choose their new president, Euronews reported. The choice is between centre-left Prime Minister Robert Fico and independent candidate Andrej Kiska. In the ....

  • British Faith Minister concerned over death penalty against Christian for blasphemy in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-03-29 21:46:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:136 - ID:638184

    LONDON, March 29 (MENA) - Baroness Warsi, British Minister for Faith and Communities, said she was seriously concerned over Sawan Masih who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan. She described the court sentence as a “regressive step”. “UK ....

  • Muslims in UK prisons double in decade

    Date: 2014-03-29 20:28:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:124 - ID:638119

    LONDON, March 29 (MENA) - The number of Muslims in the prison population has more than doubled to nearly 12,000 in a decade in Britain, figures from the UK Ministry of Justice show. The dramatic rise prompted calls for ministers to investigate ....

  • Kerry to meet Lavrov for Ukraine talks in Paris Sunday

    Date: 2014-03-29 19:50:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:638043

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - After a week of travel in the Mideast, US Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis, ABC News reported. Halfway home from ....

  • Azhar offers 80 Thai students scholarship, Egyptian diplomat says

    Date: 2014-03-29 16:30:50 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:89 - ID:637772

    BANGKOK, March 29 (MENA) - The Embassy of Egypt in Bangkok held on Saturday a written and oral competition to offer an Azharite scholarship for students in Thailand. The best students were chosen during the contest. Egyptian Ambassador in ....

  • Bulgaria shying away from sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-03-29 16:05:36 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:86 - ID:637670

    SOFIA, March 29 (MENA) – Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin said Saturday that it is not in Sofia's interest to stand firmly behind EU sanctions against Russia, Sofia News Agency reported. . "At the moment Bulgaria has no alternative ....

  • U.S. Tries To Stop India's Solar Policy While Pushing Fight Against Climate Change

    Date: 2014-03-29 15:13:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:637675

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - The Obama administration talks a lot about the need to develop renewable energy around the world to curb climate change. But right now, it's trying to kill India's effort to boost its domestic solar industry. The ....

  • Kerry, Lavrov discuss Ukraine crisis in telephone conversation

    Date: 2014-03-29 14:07:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:637569

    MOSCOW, March 29 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry continued discussing the Ukrainian crisis in a telephone conversation on March 29, The Voice of Russia reported Saturday. Taking into account a ....

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